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NEW YORK (Kyodo) North Korea does not need to be considered unpredictable or evil as long as we exercise our knowledge and avoid speculation, according to Hazel Smith, a social scientist who has traveled extensively in the country since the 1990s and witnessed the worst of the famine crisis.

A professor of international relations at the University of Warwick in England, Smith recently visited the Korea Society in New York to talk about her latest book, “Hungry for Peace: International Security, Humanitarian Assistance, and Social Change in North Korea.”

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